Dhaka, Sep 1 (IANS) Heavy monsoon rains have submerged streets and low-lying areas in Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka on Tuesday.
It created huge traffic gridlock with scores of vehicles going out of order, Xinhua news agency reported.
Roads, lanes and by-lanes experienced serious water-logging problem. No casualties or injuries have been reported so far.
Major roads were feet deep in water and residents of the capital’s old part and other low-lying areas reported ground floors were submerged and waist deep flooding in the streets outside.
Most three-wheelers, auto-rickshaws and taxi-cabs avoided running on the roads that are vulnerable to water stagnation fearing the risk of being stranded. Many vehicles remained stranded in knee-to-ankle deep water in many places.
Rickshaws, however, emerged as a means of relief in the water-logged areas.
Weather forecast says a deep convection is taking shape over the North Bay due to strong monsoon, and squally weather may affect adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.
According to the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB)’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), the rivers around Dhaka are rising which may likely continue in next 72 hours.